Faraz Khan

CM V8 GTS - Only one fan working

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Faraz Khan    0
Hi,

 

My CPU heatsinks had gotten really dusty and my board as well. So I decided to do a cleanup. I removed all the cables and removed the motherboard from the case and proceeded with the usual de-dusting, air cleaning etc. I had to remove the fans off the V8 because I had to get to the heat sinks below them as can be seen:

 

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After cleanup I put everything back in place, connected all the cables and started my PC. At POST I was given the CPU fan error, BIOS was not showing any fan monitoring and all fan speeds were shown as N/A. When I checked on the cooler I saw that of the two, only one fan is working (the front one). So I though the cables may be switched or something, so I changed interchanged the two fan connectors ( i.e. connected the back fan to the line the front fan was connected to and vice versa). Now the back fan was working and the front one turned off. I do this interchange again and now the other fan is working.

 

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As can be seen the front fan is not working but the back one is.  

 

I checked everything I could possibly think of, nothing worked.

 

Would appreciate some help on this.

 

Thanks

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knud    128

Can you connect the fan to a different header? (And remove from the heatsink for now)

 

It could be that the fan has died from the dust inside it.

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Faraz Khan    0

Can you connect the fan to a different header? (And remove from the heatsink for now)

 

It could be that the fan has died from the dust inside it.

 

Thanks for the reply. 

 

The fans work. Like I said in my first post, if I switch the cables, as in interchange the fan connections of the Y cable they work. But only one will work at a time, both wont

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CM Patrick    34

Hello Faraz,

 

Have you tried connected each fan to the motherboard w/out using the Y-splitter?

 

Patrick
CMUSA Support

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Faraz Khan    0

Thanks for your suggestions guys. 

 

It was the splitter cable, one of the wires had broken. Ordered another PWM splitter cable and its working perfectly again :)

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